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What other conditions are associated with avoidant personality disorder?

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Other mental health disorders can happen along with avoidant personality disorder. Treatments in these cases will be designed to help with the symptoms of each disorder. A few of the conditions that most frequently happen with avoidant personality disorder include:

Many avoidant personality disorder symptoms are commonly shared among these other conditions, particularly in the case of generalized social phobia. Because of this, the disorders can be easily confused. It may take some time for a mental health professional to make a clear diagnosis and choose the appropriate treatments for you.

  • Social phobia, in which a person experiences overwhelming anxiety and self-consciousness in common social situations.
  • Dependent personality disorder, in which people rely excessively on others for advice or to make decisions for them.
  • Borderline personality disorder, in which people have difficulties in many areas including social relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image.

From: Avoidant Personality Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 4th ed., Washington, D.C.

National Institute of Mental Health: “The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America” and “Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder).”

Mental Health America: “Personality Disorders.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 4th ed., Washington, D.C.

National Institute of Mental Health: “The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America” and “Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder).”

Mental Health America: “Personality Disorders.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 13, 2017

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